Keep Your Eye on the White Line
When I first started driving, my father gave me an incredible piece of advice. Driving at night for the first time can be unnerving, especially on winding country roads. Approaching vehicles, with high beams glaring, were very distracting and unsafe. So my father said, “Keep your eye on the white line.” Every time I drive in the dark, I still use that principle to drive safely. Here’s how it applies to life.
There will be challenges, distractions, and people who are not aware of how they’re affecting others negatively. I can focus on the challenges or others’ negativity (high beams), I can focus on if others’ do what they should (crossing into my lane), or I can focus on my responsibilities (the white line). It would be unwise to ignore how others’ decisions can affect me--the high beams are still on, and the concern about staying on their side of the road still exist. What I choose to focus on, however, is what I need to do to succeed (get home safely). Don’t focus on the challenges, don’t focus on the negativity of others. Focus on what you need to do to achieve your goals. So as you’re “driving” through life, keep your eye on the white line. You’ll be glad you did!